Baseball Complex

515 8th Ave. South
Faulkton, SD 57438

Casino Bowling Alley

107.5 8th Ave. North
Faulkton, SD 57438

carouselCity Carousel

109 9th Ave South
Faulkton, SD 57438

July 22, 1981, Bob Ketterling of Faulkton purchased a carousel at an auction in Edgemont, S.D.  The Carousel is No. 8, manufactured in 1925 by the C.W. Parker Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas. It has 19 of the 20 original aluminum horses and the 2 chariot seats, one red and one blue.

In August of 1981, he began giving free rides to all and planned "The Happy Times Park" around the carousel. He died in 1988 and Faulkton was named the "Carousel City" in his memory. In 1990 the City purchased the Carousel from his widow.

Carousel Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day):

  • Wed. Evenings: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 3:00-5:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m.

At other times for groups or special occasions it can be operated by contacting the City of Faulkton, 598-6515.

city parkCity Park

904 Park Street
Faulkton, SD 57438

Park Camping Sites

The city park has 6 camping spots and are on a first come first serve basis. There's electricity available but no water or sewer hock ups in the camping spots. However there's a sewer dumping station and water spout next to the park bathrooms. We do not take reservations!

  • Rates: Your first four (4) nights are free or a donation is welcome!  Five (5) nights or more we charge $20.00 per night. 
  • Payments: You can pay at the park in the donation box or come to the city office located at 105 8th Ave. N. 

As always you may contact us at 605-598-6515 if you have questions.

The City is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please contact the office if you have lost an item as people will bring items to the City office.

Hope’s Park and Playground

Hope’s Park and Playground is located just south of the Faulkton Area Medical Center on 14th Avenue South. The park came to fruition after two years of fundraising and was built with a lot of volunteers helping, both children and adults. The idea of the park began in 2017 when Beth Deiter of Faulkton wanted to do something for the community to commemorate her 25th anniversary of being cancer free.  The hospital donated some property south of their facility and with the help of a $25,000.00 donation of seed money from Deiter, the project, Hope’s Park and Playground, began.  Her vision for the park was to have a place for people to take a break when visiting or staying with a loved one in the hospital and would be a place for all family members, young and old, with benches, shelters and playground equipment.  Today the playground equipment includes activities for 9-month-old children to 12-year old’s as well as outdoor musical instruments and is also handicap accessible. The playground has been proven to be a favorite place for the neighborhood children to visit and a wonderful asset for the community.

poolFaulkton Swimming Pool

507 10th Ave. North
Faulkton, SD 57438

Come cool off at the City Pool.  Opens yearly around Memorial Day (weather permitting) and closes around August 15.

Rates-Day Session(1:00-3:00 p.m. & 3:15-5:00 p.m.)
Pre-School  FREE
Season Tickets 
Swimming Lessons (8 lessons)$25.00
Pool Parties (Pool parties scheduled from 5-7 p.m.)$50.00 per hour


golfLakeside Country Club

111 Lake Drive
Faulkton, SD 57438

Faulkton's 9-hole golf course sits next to Lake Faulkton.  Beautiful greens and landscaping will invite you to play a round or just come out to enjoy the summer air.  Located 3 miles west of town.

*Membership and green fee golfing offered. Cart Rentals available.

picklerPickler Mansion

900 8th Ave. South
Faulkton, SD 57438

The John and Alice Pickler home on the south edge of Faulkton is a prairie Victorian home featuring 20 rooms in three stories. Construction began in 1882 when Major Pickler, a Civil War veteran, built his claim shanty on his pre-emption near the Nixon River of Faulk County, Dakota Territory.  There was no architect for the construction of this prairie mansion, which was built in stages and completed by 1894.

Many events took place in this commonly called "Pink Castle". From weddings, proms, funerals to being a polling place for the township for many years. The home was used to host many visiting dignitaries including Susan B. Anthony, who stayed with them in 1890, and Teddy Roosevelt.

  • Come take a tour of this wonderful piece of history. 
  • Open for tours daily 1-4 p.m. Memorial day to Labor Day or call 605-598-4285.
  • Admission is $10.00 per person which goes to help fund the restoration of this pioneer home.

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Lyric Theatre

lyric theater

809 Court Street
Faulkton, SD 57438

Built in 1950 by brothers Leo and Cyril Huss, the Lyric Theatre is one of the oldest continuously running
movie theaters in South Dakota. The first movie that was played in this theater was Miss Grant Takes
Richmond, starring Lucille Ball and William Holden, in the summer of 1950. The Lyric provides a unique
experience to visitors who get to step back in time as they walk through the original wooden doors of
this historic building, while enjoying the sights and sounds of a modern-day digital theater. The lobby
and concession areas are decorated with decades of theater memorabilia collected by the Huss Family,
and the popcorn is still made just as it was 70+ years ago in a vintage popcorn machine. The brothers
ran the theater jointly until a fire in 1967, when Cyril and Dorothy Huss (his wife) bought Leo’s share and
renovated the space. The theater continues to be run by their son David Huss who can be found every
weekend in the box office greeting patrons and selling tickets.

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